There have been a few posts lately taking issue with the Constitution. AP points out that "as ratified" is a non-starter for him due to its lack of repudiation of slavery and other issues. Kerodin points out that the paper itself has no power.
Okay, but this leans back to a post I started yesterday, but didn't finish. There is no aspect to the Constitution that makes it magic. It has to be endorsed and supported by the people. This is why I have called the Constitution invalid, there are not the people to support it, most don't even know what's in it, even while they claim the protections of it.
Kerodin and AP are right, the Constitution is not a panacea for the ills of the nation. The point is to make the Marxists reveal that they hate the Constitution, let them destroy it. But, we will not re-write it, we don't even have the understanding of how to do it anymore. Those who wrote the Constitution had lived through tyranny and oppression unlike we have yet to know. They had foreign armies on the soil, committing atrocities to their families. I am not saying we won't get there, but we are not there, yet.
What they wrote, they wrote against themselves, knowing that there is no good government, only more restricted, more controlled government.
The value of the Constitution is simply that it makes those in power obvious hypocrites. It forces the enemies of it out into the open. It is justification for those who need it. It is a marker, nothing less. We cannot go back to it. Even if we could, it includes slavery, the lack of women's sufferage, etc. There are good things that have evolved from it, but through the appropriate amendment process.
What we have now is simply judicial fiefdoms. Imperious barons prosecuting their personal visions of social evolution. In the process they have convinced many of us that there is no justification needed for action. There is freedom and slavery, nothing else but degrees thereof.
While I harp on the Constitution, I know that most of my blathering is just for those who think there is some legitimate means of resistance. I don't think we need it. We do not need to justify our actions through the Constitution, but others might.
We cannot go back to it, but we can demand that the ideals that spawned it are alive and held within the hearts of those patriots of today, because the Constitution is nothing other than a declaration of the power of the people over their government, not the other way around. If one understands and believes that the individual is supreme, what else needs to be established?
TPTB have twisted ever word, every intent to serve themselves, yet the words remain, plain and in simple terms to anyone who cares to read it. We don't. Forget it, it doesn't matter, because we are determined to have liberty through whatever means secures it, or death. That is the original intent of the Constitution, to provide the legitimacy for those who need it and the rest, like us, we don't need it. We know we are not free and nothing else matters.
The imperious barons have thus far succeeded. We need to recognize that in order to move toward them, to take them to task for their treason. Once liberty is stolen from one, it becomes precedence and used to steal more from others. There is no end. What we suffer today, we will suffer ten-fold tomorrow. Or, they will.
We need to stiffen our backs, bow our necks and get down to the real deal. I am ready. Are you? It begins on Memorial Day. Spread your cards, put them on notice, prepare to engage. The fight will not be pretty, but freedom is not free. Engagement will be messy. Some of us will die and be imprisoned. It should be our honor to do so, to fight for freedom, to make it costly, to make it painful.
Let them know we are coming, then do not fail to arrive.